Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer who married fellow poet Ted Hughes. Plath who started writing poetry from the age of 8 is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry as she grew up. At twelve, her IQ was recorded at around 160. In 1982, she won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for The Collected Poems. Plath suffered from depression for much of her adult life and in 1963 she committed suicide. Her works prominantly deal with themes of rage, despair, love and vengeance making her an intense poet at a young age. Let’s celebrate Sylvia Plath and her poems in this group as a tribute to this legendary poet.
i’ve read ‘the unabridged journals of Sylvia Plath’ twice now. i have to say it is one of the best books i’ve ever read. her thoughts and feelings are so well documented in this work. reading this book made me feel that i was not alone. she writes exactly what most writers and artists think about. she was such a fine writer. to me, this work …Read more »
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